Cop Gets Busted, Then Lashes Out To Get Even


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That cop knew he was caught and stupidly thought he could turn it around for a stupid ass ticket. Ridiculous. Hope something is done about those tryants. And that sign goes right back up. Unfrikenbelivable
This video shows how cops lie with no worries about getting in trouble even with the camera recording them lie. That’s why qualified immunity and police unions need to go. Citizens need more accountability for bad cops.

Cop attacks, unlawfully detains, is out of jurisdiction citing people and doing all sorts of shady stuff, but it’s the citizen who’s being “hostile”. Well, everybody needs to be “hostile” towards these pignorant tyrants.


I love when they call you “confrontational” for “confronting” them for their bs.


“I don’t know what a retaliation ticket is.” Literally every word out of cops is a lie. EVERY. WORD.
Please sue! Totally retaliation and illegal. On a side note; I have never seen a cop so obviously scared. The embarrassment he will recieve from this alone should make him resign. I bet even his boyfriend will dump him over this. But Erie Fam should get PAID!
He needs to press criminal charges on these officers for assault. They attacked him multiple times in the video for no reason. Absolutely disgusting.
Talk about moving the goal post mid-game. 😂
Why, are cops allowed to lie all the time???
Nothing speaks to guilty behavior like destroying evidence —like removing entire city boundary signs.
Obviously it was the police that cut the sign. If it was municipal road maintenance, they would not have left the dangerous and sharp stubs sticking up. Sharp stubs hidden in the vegetation at the end of a sidewalk, perfect for a child to fall on and seriously hurt themselves. Even in construction sites, we put bright orange plastic ‘mushrooms’ over the ends of rebar to prevent injury. This is totally irresponsible and a huge liability issue.
If the cop was so afraid of someone “he doesn’t know” coming up to him, why did he exit his car? This cop is a coward who uses the protection of the state to act tough.
Chestnuts News called and left a message for the Chief of Police of Hamburg. Much to his surprise he actually returned his call. He said that officer Sullivan was completely out of line for
1) sitting outside Hamburg,
2) not de-escalating the situation,
3) writing retaliatory tickets against a journalist who caught him breaking the law.
He said he doesn’t know what happened to the Welcome to Hamburg sign, his investigation will include looking to see if any cameras at area businesses might have caught the sign removal, and in fact he was going there right after his phone call to go out there to see if it got dumped on the side. He said he was going to require officer Sullivan to take remedial training on de-escalation skills as well as making sure other officers are aware of the 100 foot rule (not 100 yards). He said none of his officers should be going outside the city limits unless it’s absolutely necessary. He asked what is going to happen to AEC’s retaliatory ticket and he said he was going to get with the DA to see if they can get it dismissed before court date. He said I have to say I’m really impressed with this Chief. He was open, humble, and he seemed to be honest. He said if he discovered that someone inside the department removed the sign they would be fired and charged with theft.
  • Providing he’s not BSing you
  • Would like a follow-up on this incident and Chief of Police of Hamburg
  • My suggestion is for us not to hold our breaths while we wait for our servant to be true to his word. Just saying…
Cutting down the sign is misprision of evidence. Depose whatever the local equivalent of the public works department is. Someone has committed a felony. They won’t face criminal consequences, but it will cement the city’s civil liability.
A valuable LESSON to ALL AUDITORS in this video is: ALWAYS do a nice, steady, slooow, 360* pan more than once during a video (maybe zoomed in just a little depending on distances involved) of the entire area. WHY? Well in this video, such a careful, clear, slow 360* scan would have clearly cemented WHERE exactly the cop’s car was sitting and which WAY it was facing, WHERE exactly the auditor’s truck was sitting (it could have/should have been parked several feet more away from the road as THERE WAS NO SIDEWALK THERE (who else caught that right away when they headed for his truck?) and it would have clearly shown the CITY LIMIT SIGN existence and location in relation to the cop’s car, the auditor’s truck, etc. Details being recorded OFTEN DO MATTER in these audit videos, and…the camera can only see what it is pointed at and focused on during the recording of the video.
What did you expect for him to do/say, “You’re right, I’m sorry, I’ll move along.?” The police do not have the ability to admit they’re wrong even when they’re on video. It’s Sad, pathetic,
and oh so common! FTP! Keep up the good work my man.
Who’s the “bad cop” here? Answer: It’s the 2 other officers on scene that did nothing to stop and deescalate the unlawful detention. They knew their fellow officer was wrong and they didn’t stop him.
He actually said “sneak up on me”. Broad daylight with a camera… That’s an admission of poor situational awareness. Acting like a tough guy but scared of every citizen interaction. Every department policy claims to be professional and courteous when interacting with the community… I have yet to see this expected behavior from the police.
he is going to leave him in cuffs until he “copsplains and gets him to comply” If the cop thinks everyone he meets is a dangerous person he needs to get a new line of work.
11:00The reason I need your ID is because you were walking in traffic“, he said it – therefore he has to own it. Was he in traffic? I didn’t see it. Hmmm……. yeah, no he’s lying, maybe because it’s starting to dawn on him just how much trouble he’s getting into. Why else would he manufacture BS. IMO there are many cops that still think this is a noble job… yeah, they push that or this line, but they still think it’s respected. What they don’t realize is that the train left the station a few years ago…. that’s over. All you’re doing today is just perpetuating the bad label. Here is another classic case.
I wonder why they removed the sign if they had “clear” jurisdiction? I wonder how the neighboring city feels about the revenue theft on their side? Is this another gang war brewing? So many questions.
How do they even have jurisdiction within 100 feet? This is clearly not “Hot Pursuit”…
This cop knew from the get-go that he was busted. I think that he felt that he could intimidate his way out of the situation, but he failed at that also. He reached into his bag of lies and came up with “Walking in the street, then it was demanding ID for illegally parked. His fellow officers should have put the choke collar on him by then, but that did not happen, so they should be named in the lawsuit as well. This poor excuse for an officer needs to be taken down a few notches and get some mandatory retraining.
He wanted his name to try to get the upper hand. It was like this, “Ok, you know I’m writing tickets outside my jurisdiction, but now you also know that I know who you are”. It was a failed attempt to make AEC think twice about making a big deal about what he found him doing.
That’s such a dangerous hazard they created. I can imagine destroying my legs not seeing the sharp metal sticking up.
Corruption at its finest! 6:40 Assault charges! 2nd assault 8:30 this dude has lost his job and is the reason his town is going to pay out big time. Phone call made…..They hung up on me! Guess they don’t want an explanation on what retaliatory policing is. I didn’t even get to Ask about the Sign 🙁
This dude’s a local hero. Our news media tries to make him look bad. And they just get roasted
what a crooked lil leprechaun. and loved how the auditor stayed on topic. Cop had to push him to make it seem like he was in the road. What a scared little piggy. Had to call for back up to write a ticket? And I might be wrong, but was he illegally park? Looked like an easement to me
I would love to hear a cop tell a judge they have jurisdiction outside their jurisdiction. Maybe it’s time that someone request all car dash cam and look at every ticket they write. Find a bunch of illegal tickets and watch so many others get dismissed, plus being able to ask cops if their fellow officers illegally write ticket and the officers will have to say yes
The most aggressive meter maid I’ve ever seen and he’s a jerk 👎
Something seems illegal when he, the cop, solicited a deal that if the citizen would give up one of his rights then he would take him ‘out of cuffs’.
Just remember, when seconds count, the police are only 77 minutes away.
That is a very good point about them issuing parking tickets all the time and they don’t need anybody’s ID to do it.
The officers that stand by and watch these retaliation actions or join in are every bit as guilty and should be disciplined
Get rid of qualify immunity with solved most of all these incidents. Cops would automatically act better if they had to pay the court fine for breaking the law
Lesson 1
Walking up to a Cop and asking a question is considered “being confrontational” this coming from a man that spends everyday walking up to people and encroaching on them even being grabby at times all i kept hearing from the Cop was I don’t know,,,,this is what someone with a low iq and zero trainning says….Cop clearly needs to go back to trainning,,,,he got lying and thuggery down, now how about juristdictions
If AEC confronted him with lunch and coffee, that wouldn’t be a problem. Instead AEC confronted him with QUESTIONS!! GASP! ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh! Asking questions is anti-police
And this is why I shook the NY dust off my feet and moved to Florida. NY was so corrupt I couldn’t stand living there
Is it possible to call there DOT to see if they cut the sign? If not then report it to the DOT and start an investigation for Vandalism, they should put the sign back up.
1:04 Jumping out of his vehicle in full tactical gear while only on traffic duty tells you everything you need to know about this blue line clown.
“I need your ID to write you a parking ticket,” said no parking enforcement person, ever.
I have no clue why cops thinks moving/removing signs actually changes the official jurisdiction lines. My father was career law enforcement and told me about a particularly dangerous intersection on the very edge of the county. People would often crash into the county line sign. The officers hated having to respond to accidents so far out in the hills, so each time the sign got knocked down they would knowingly reinstall it on the other side of the intersection in an attempt to make the neighboring county have to respond to the next accident. Both counties would move the sign back and forth in an attempt to shirk responding to the accidents. It got to the point neither county knew their actual jurisdiction boundaries.
11:12 their game of demanding id has always been nothing but a power shift. They know full well that they actually have zero lawful authority to go hands on or compel for “violations”….they are hiding behind legislation that they willfully interpret incorrectly because it gives them the backing needed to survive the balance that is their buddy club, the courts. Too bad they didn’t study those oaths before going on their career as a fishing road pirate…
12:06 “Here’s the thing, in the future if you want to come up and talk to me or any other officer, [get ready for a retaliatory ticket and some intimidation tactics because I DO NOT want you to interact with me]”
9:11 “Because of the fact that you’re so hostile with me … [I’m going to ignore all the laws I personally broke and pretend that you’re the problem here].”
Them removing the sign is great for you it proves intent…That’s the hardest element to prove

Deputy Caught Lying By His Own Bodycam

I really hate it when a cop says he will “ allow “ someone to do something already legally allowed.

It’s like the police are actually trained to escalate situations.

I like the way that both cops abandoned the guy with the weed in order to attack the guy filming them. Shows which activity they consider more threatening. And they wonder why people hate them.

“We will allow you to record”. This says exactly how the criminal thinks about the citizens he serves

“You don’t walk up behind me!!”
So if he had walked up to him from the front would it have been ok? How do police not realize that flying off the handle at completely innocuous shit is exactly what makes people dislike them?


Ive been a cop for 11 years i have my masters degree in legal studies. I firmly believe every cop should have a degree whether its a associates bachelor’s or masters in law studies. So many uniformed cops out here
You should have a webpage that updates about all these cases when they get resolved
So escalating a situation with a taser is a good way to de-escalate. Noted.
The cop starting the confrontation when the guy was still at least 50 feet away. That’s an awfully big bubble of control
“You can film me from over there in that parking lot” Ah yes, the privately owned parking lot, that he probably has no right to loiter in. Lol
So is this cop just arresting everybody who is walking within 30 feet of him?
I’ve actually been pulled over by that cop. He is incredibly unprofessional and confrontational even for something as minor as a burnt out headlight.
Integrity is doing the right thing when no one is watching. What’s it called when you do the wrong thing while being recorded?
He wasn’t actually scared. He’s an insecure little boy who wanted to use his authority to control someone who made him angry. If he was actually scared, we don’t need cowards like this in law enforcement. This is the type of person who is going to end up discharging a weapon on a person who poses no threat to him.
What I would like to see is an audit in which two auditors participate: the first auditor simply walks by, either not directly recording, or very inconspicuously recording, and the second auditor walks by in the exact same manner as the first but is very conspicuously recording. I believe that type of audit would really show the motives behind officers making contact with an auditor that is recording.
The worst bit is that deputy is like one of those kids that just says “get away from me” while walking towards them.
>> Or texts “stop talking to me” when no one texted them lol. He’s INSANE.
>> I love how cops say, “I’m asking you,” when they’re really commanding you. Explains their poor communication skills and why woman might not want to date them. 🤷🏻‍♀
Imagine thinking that a random dude standing over ten feet away filming is literally preventing the officer from doing his job
If he was not recording, this cop would not even pay attention to him
Allowing police to define what is “hindering” leads to arbitrary definitions and capricious enforcement. In this case you “can’t walk up behind us” could apply to someone just minding their own business, but obviously this is contempt of cop. The real issue, though, is that police paranoia is institutionalized, and they are allowed to take anything short of enthusiastic compliance as a form of threat.
“You’re going to jail.” If you wanna illegally arrest someone, sure. Can’t wait to see Harford county get sued. Their police are ridiculous.
Fastest escalation I’ve ever seen, I’m honestly impressed!
We will “allow you” to exercise your constitutional right! C’mon man, that’s some BS!
6:15 Sheriff: “We will allow you to video.” I didn’t realise that citizens had to seek permission from police before performing constitutionally-protected activities. And how generous of them to “allow” it.

I work with an ex cop, he said they are trained to “make excuses” and guide the narrative in the direction they want it to go.
>> Of course, when an officer is asking you what seem to be inane questions, they are just trying to steer the conversation into you saying something “suspicious” or incriminating. If an officer is investigating, they want you to talk as much as possible, nothing they say can be used against them, everything you say can be used against you.
@ Drew. Yep, but when they come across a citizen who knows their rights and challenges the cop, that’s when they start feeling threatened cos their egos are being dented. This cop was unnecessarily aggressive and abusing his power.
They are trained to see is they can lead you into an arrest. Thats why they fish for anything. Shake… Weed… A smell…. A dog… Random search. All those things can “lead” you into BS
Yeah, this cop made excuses. His statement about how he got no problem with people filiming in principle doesn’t hold up in light of how he acted overall.
I love that his narrative is that he was being approached from behind but you can clearly see in the video he watches him walk the entire time lol. They are real time story tellers!
literally every cop on here: you’re making me angry and taking up my time even though I’m the one who approached you in the first place and did the confrontation so I’m going to arrest you TBH at this point I don’t think cops can just say “Well we drop a invisible bubble and if you get in it you get arrested”. Like if they really wanna do that then they can make a physical bubble by putting traffic cones or something around the area and then go to court and make it illegal for pedestrians to go in that area unless instructed. I don’t know why this is so fucking hard to do. It’s like cops just want to arrest people for the fun of it.
Idk, threatening to electrocute someone seems like a “use of force” to me
He doesn’t want someone walking up behind him, well, he stopped the auditor from walking to the front of the traffic stop, where he would’ve been in their view. What about the vehicles driving behind him? Does that bother him, too?
Something you didn’t mention was the fact the officer engaged Mr. Reyes when Reyes was still considerably on the opposite side of the sidewalk well far away from the stop area. Basically, he was looking to create an issue from the very first second he saw Mr. Reyes.
It’s interesting how the officer knew the exact path of Mr. Reyes and at the same time he managed to approach him from behind. :))
The officer repeatedly asked him if he could help him and when he approaches the officer to answer the officer’s question the officer starts yelling to back up and points a weapon at the citizen.
I’ve been watching ATA for a long time and it was today that I saw a video in my Home town of Harford County and I can attest to just how terrible the officers employed by the HCS are at best sub par and use intimidation tactics on citizens all the time as well as harassment and other dishonest tactics and the HCS definitely need some reform
Cop asks him “can I help you” twice and then arrests the guy for walking up to him. That’s virtually an open invitation for the guy to approach the cop.
“You can film us from the front” Even though he was yelling for him to back up essentially preventing that from being possible…
Love when cops use new terms to lie. “Sir, you popped our bubble and now you’re under arrest”.
“I believe in your rights”… “but I believe they don’t mean shit, unless I decide they do.”
It’s amazing how quickly and aggressively the cop escalated an otherwise peaceful situation.
My question for that sheriff is, would the same deputy have reacted in the same way if the photographer had instead been a young mother pushing her baby in a stroller? I somehow think not.
Thanks, as always, for your excellent commentary. The deputy has anger management issues…he was so aggressive towards Mr Reyes, and created a problem where none existed. The taser threat was unjustified. It is odd that LEO units investigate themselves, rather than having a neutral outside investigative organization. Imagine if hospitals, etc were run in this manner.
So if the dude wasn’t holding a phone recording this and just walked past would the cops have acted in the same manner and accused him of hindering?
Whenever cops say that they ALLOW citizens that haven’t broken the law to do something, you know they’re about to get themselves in trouble. They think they are the boss of the public rather than the public being their boss. This cop went out of his way, stopped doing his job and hindered himself.
I’ve watched tons of your videos. I believe this is one of your poorest assessments. Mr. Reyes did not identify himself until much later on. He walked behind a single deputy at night. Mr. Reyes was confrontational. Mr. Reyes was ignorant of the law. The deputy escalated the situation as well and was not well-informed on the law either. Both should get D- for just piss poor judgment. Mr. Reyes should plead out. He will lose the court case while probably making some fair points on his ‘constitutional rights’ . Good luck!

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Cops are trained to catastrophize and treat citizens as if it is a worst case scenario

Imagine being so insecure and cowardly that you treat others with such disregard. That officer is a disgrace.



Great job officer. You really have the publics trust now.
You are spot on. The majority of cops are children. Arrested Development. They are not professionals under any reasonable American definition under the purview of any professional state licensing board. They are not officers, because they are neither in the military or college graduates. Cops receive less than 1/3 of the state mandated training hours required of barbers and beauticians. And they come nowhere near the number of training hours required of every single tradesman (Electricians, Plumbers, etc.) in every state. Tradesmen measure their training hours in years; cops in hours.
The public are the enemy in the eyes of the law.
If these cops put all that energy they use to harass the cameramen into fighting crimes they would not have time to be harassing people over some bs. This cop is acting so childish and unprofessional.
Like I always say… We the people are guilty until proven innocent in the eyes of law enforcement
He just admitted that they have a confrontational mindset 100% of the time, that’s so dangerous for members of the community
Does anybody know the legal definition of the word de-escalation? Because from what I read and what I know the cops are doing just the opposite
What’s bothering me about this interaction is that this cop is acting so unreasonably this man did not bother the emergency worker because he assumed the man was attending to an emergency that would be the ambulance and fire and rescue so he went to the one vehicle who was standing alone outside of the situation looking for a human being in the car to speak with no one was there and deputy dog over there had a bar in his butt and instead of just approaching the Citizen and saying can I help you do you know we don’t want you too Close to the car or anything along those lines he begins immediately barking and then everything from that point forward is very sharp edged and testy rude and condescending. This is not how we mend community police relations cups like these need to be trained on how to speak to people if you’re immediate interaction with someone is rude and disrespectful or confrontational then the person you’re speaking with or at in this case is going to treat you with that same regard and that same energy. It all falls back to treat people the way you want to be treated. How can I trust someone who’s supposed to uphold the law and won’t even follow the policy of his own department. He has a job his employer says this is what I expect of you and he openly chooses not to fulfill that which is in his job description but I’m supposed to say even though he won’t do the simplest of things required by his job I should trust him to protect and serve my life and my community. That’s unreasonable
When they say “that’s great! I’m recording too” is an admission of either guilt or ignorance. They can’t wait to express how much they think know best. They don’t trust their own car locks, of course they don’t trust the community.
I was trained “treat everyone like your grandmother, but always have a plan to take them down.” But then again, my instructors were were cops back in the 80s in small towns so community policing was their forte.
“I’m a cop, we always assume the worst.” What a pitiful life he has.
.. This officer is highly unprofessional. He needs to understand who he works for and treat the citizens with respect. This is why officers like That earn the hate they get.

Cop: and this camera is recording too.
Auditor: we’ll see if that is true when I request it.
Here in the UK it was common for us military and the cops to be wary of anyone near our vehicles as we had plenty of colleagues murdered by car bombs fitted by terrorists – especially the IRA (that received quite a bit of funding and arms from America, but only a particular community knows that). By contrast the Americans haven’t had to examine their vehicles, personal or work, using mirrors and torches, but it’s something I still do despite having retired in 2008 after 30-years as a Royal Marine Commando!
There’s little to no reason for cops in a group to be paranoid especially to this degree. When was the last incident of an actual attack on a police car, let alone a police department? It hasn’t yet happened, but if the cops keep alienating the public there may come a time when the cops are considered to be the tyrants maintaining the status quo and thus justifiably a legitimate target.
It’s easy to foresee this, so why are the cops continuing to bully everyone they meet when a bit of civility, professionalism and empathy can prevent them from being the targets their deluded minds already believe them to be? Besides which, those targets on their backs were put there by themselves and there colleagues with every act of brutality, excessive use of force and killing of innocent civilians.
I’m pretty sure that cops are not taught (anymore) to treat the public with courtesy and respect. It would go AGAINST their training to treat every civilian as a potential threat.
These cops just show their true face every time they can’t get away with their intimidation. What is wrong with standing by a cop car? Or filming it? Then comes the officer safety spiel which they use as an excuse for their harassment. They forget the police cars belong to the people!
Lol mad about you putting that on replay. I’d like to add one more thing, them “recording” ISN’T reliable, even if the law states they MUST record, they can EASILY say they “lost” it, it was “stolen”, and/or use some other wack excuse to remove themselves from any accountability. I wish I would simply rely on them both in person AND on the phone, yes, I record that too.
What better way to escalate a forced contact where there is no controversy and blame the person that they contacted.
Wow, where do these people come from, that claim to be the guys in the white hats. I just don’t get it, these people really do think that they’re better than everyone else and that somehow we’re suppose to treat them as if they were the anointed ones.
The main reason most thug cops HATE to give their name and number is that would be taking a direct order from a lowly civilian. When you are strapped and badged, you do not answer to those lower life forms.